Belated 8-year anniversary post…and why blogging still matters

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Mainichi Anime Yume turned 8 years old a little over a month ago, and as usual, I forgot all about it until this week. But better late than never! (especially since I failed to make an anniversary post last year) Although my blogging has seen some changes this year, I still intend to keep it up for as long as I can, despite the fact that blogging itself may be fading away…

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How I spent my summer vacation…and returning to blogging!

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Feels good to be back! As many of you know, I put Mainichi Anime Yume on hiatus at the end of May, returning only briefly in July for my Anime Expo coverage. But now that September has come and I start my fall semester of school tomorrow, I figured it’s time to get back into the swing of blogging! After the jump below, I discuss what kinds of posts and blogging schedule I have planned, as well as what my non-blogging self has been up to these past few months…

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Summer hiatus and announcements

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After 5 straight years of consistent blogging, rarely going more than a week without a new post, I finally have to put MAY on hiatus for an extended period of time. As for why that is and when you can expect to see a new post again, read on…

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How I write and enjoy anime reviews

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Since I just finished writing a bunch of anime reviews over the past few posts, I figured now is a good time to bring up this topic that I’m sure anyone who reads and/or writes anime reviews has thought about: what makes them enjoy reading certain kinds of reviews over others, and if they write reviews themselves, what kind of voice and structure do they give their reviews…

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What blog posts do you most regret writing?

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It’s natural for our opinions to change over time as we acquire new knowledge and experiences, for us to realize we may have been hasty with our ideas, or that we just plain made a mistake. So it is with blogging as it is with other aspects of life; for those of us who have been blogging a long time, I’m sure we can all cite past posts where we wrote things we later regretted. Perhaps we wrote a post criticizing a particular anime only to find out after a second viewing some time later that it isn’t as bad as we first thought. Or maybe we wrote a post about a certain aspect of anime fandom that, as time went on and we became a more mature, well-versed fan, we realized we should have expressed our feelings differently. Today I thought I’d do some self-reflecting in that area and pick out posts that I’ve written over the years that I regret in some way now, and I would also like to invite my fellow anime bloggers to do the same…

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Anime blogging and evolving as a writer

Having been dedicated to writing about anime online for over a decade now, it’s no surprise that my style as a writer has evolved over the course of those years. Kai on deluscar wrote a post last month about how he’s also evolved as a writer thanks to a passion for writing about anime, which inspired me to share my experiences in writing and how my anime hobby has helped shaped me as a writer…

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Six years of anime blogging

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A little over a month ago, Mainichi Anime Yume turned six years old. Unfortunately I was too busy in early October with getting settled in my new job to remember, so all I managed to do was a quick tweet about it last week. But I did eventually want to write something about being one of the long-lasting anime bloggers, and since I don’t want to repeat what I wrote about when the blog turned five years old last year, I thought I’d do something a little different and take a brief look at how I got started with blogging in the first place…

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Growing up in a world of fandoms

One thing that I’ve often thought about is how our generation is the first to experience full immersion in the technological media world from childhood to adulthood. If you were born in the 80s or later, you’re among the first generation of kids to grow up in the media-centered world of cable TV, video games, video rentals, and most importantly, the Internet. Anime is one among many fandoms that have been able to flourish because of this sudden proliferation of technology we’ve seen come about in just a couple of decades…

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Spoilers in anime reviewing

In a recent post on EmptyBlue, Feal87 discusses the issue of spoilers in anime review blogs, particularly how to make spoiler-free episodic posts and post titles. Since I only write full series reviews of anime, I thought it would be interesting to address the topic of spoilers in regards to those kinds of posts, and for anime reviewing in general…

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10 years of AnimeYume

This past June 30th marked the 10-year anniversary of my domain name, AnimeYume.com. I would have mentioned it sooner, but as usual around that time of year, I was busy with Anime Expo and writing my reviews of completed seasonal anime. I decided that today would be a good day to post about it since, while Mainichi Anime Yume is only 6 years old, this is the blog’s 600th post…

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